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Lack of simple global template management
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Templates (and css etc.) are an integral feature of decently functional wikis, but are necessarily (because of MediaWiki) an afterthought: "Just export the ones you need from Wikipedia".

Most wikis make very little if any use of templates because the maker/admin wants a wiki they can get on with adding content. Templates are difficult and a lot of extra work to get right. Having to learn how to write and debug templates, Lua, etc. or to fix the imports from Wikipedia to work okay enough, removing Wikipedia-centric cruft, e.g. the confusion of templates transcluding other templates.

Duplication of effort as every wiki admin has to start afresh with creating/importing the templates that wiki needs.

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Rob_Kam created this task.Mar 12 2017, 19:16
John closed this task as Invalid.Mar 13 2017, 18:00
John added a subscriber: John.

Closing this as invalid in the scope of Phabricator only. This is something that should be brought up and discussed on as this lies wholly as a community issue and is not something Miraheze [as a service provider/team] has an obligation to provide unfortunately.